A rare size banded agate bead that was collected in Pakistan in the 1970s. The previous owner told us that this bead was re-cut and shaped from an already existing antique islamic agate amulet. The bead maker felt that they would be more desirable as beads and they were crafted to closely resemble ancient Mesopotamian agates from the 3rd Millenium BCE.
Crafted in Pakistan in the 1970s from old agate material.
Size: 42mm x 34mm x 5mm